Nats hold off Mets, 1-0, take three of four in series with East leaders

nationals_logoA first-inning RBI single by Ryan Zimmerman got the Nats on the board, and Duog Fister and four Washington relievers made it hold up in a 1-0 win over the National League East-leading New York Mets on Sunday.

It was the second straight 1-0 Washington win in the series, which the Nationals took with three wins in the four games.

Pitching was the key to the series win, with the Mets scoring just six runs in the four games.

Fister (2-1) was solid on Sunday, giving up five runs in six and a third innings, striking out three and walking none.

Drew Storen picked up his seventh save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Mets starter Dillon Gee took the loss, giving up a run on six hits in five innings, striking out five and walking five.

The series win pulls Washington (12-14) to four games behind of the first-place Mets (16-10) in the NL East.

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